Mammoths, also known as woolly mammoths, are large prehistoric mammals that have lived on land since life began on earth. It was a large, powerful and ferocious animal, second only to the dinosaurs. It was 5 meters long, 3 meters tall, weighed about 10 tons, and its incisors were bent upward, about 1.5 meters long, and each weighed about 200 pounds. Its body covered with brown or black fine long hair, the skin is very thick, with extremely thick layer of fat, thickness up to 9 cm, with a strong resistance to the cold. The rare ancient elephant lived on the northern steppes between 20,000 and 50,000 years ago, when mammoths disappeared after several ice ages and terrible climatic changes.
After human search to find, in Russia's Siberia and Alaska found deep in the permafrost mammoth ivory for nearly ten thousand years, because of the cold, slow down the process of natural corrosion, buried in the ground for a long time, by land and the cultivation of nature, save quite complete, especially buried in moist areas of mammoth ivory and African elephant ivory almost no difference, even under a microscope, is only an expert can identify.
Mammoth tusks are extremely rare, and the most common modern ivory carvings of the past are predominantly African. Because mammoth is now extinct animal, so its ivory is more precious than African ivory, its color is whiter than African ivory, is very valuable ivory material.
It is known that the mammoth is an ancient long-nosed animal that lived between 15,000 and 50,000 years ago. Its height can reach up to 4.5 meters, and its body is covered with long brown hair, so it is called "mammoth".The herd, which mainly lives in the northern parts of Eurasia and North America, died out more than 10,000 years ago due to climate change and overhunting by ancient humans. In the high latitudes of magadan and yakutsk regions of Russia, the long-frozen environment of ice and snow makes mammoths buried in the frozen soil after extinction. The molecular structure of the tusks is very careful, so the tusks unearthed in this region are of the best quality.
Ivory is a familiar collection, almost every large family in the past like to treasure ivory ornaments. The legend that ivory chopsticks can be used to test whether food is poisonous makes ivory products a magical object. From tiny ivory chopsticks to precious ivory carvings, having an ivory collection is a sign of affluence. As good ivory materials become increasingly scarce, the market value of a 1.5-meter-long piece of original ivory can exceed a million yuan, and in 2002 in Hong Kong, a long-haired ivory carving called "the world of the dragon" sold for a whopping hk $8 million, so the collection potential is huge.
The collection is a mammoth ivory bracelet collected by a Japanese company. It measures 6cm inside and 7.7cm outside and weighs 458g. The value of ivory collection is mainly reflected in the aspects of age, craft and texture. From the perspective of historical and cultural research, the older the ivory is, the more valuable it is. The Ming and qing dynasties were the heyday of ivory carving in China, during which many masterpieces are worth collecting. The ivory with fine texture, moderate hardness, soft luster and fine tooth lines is the best material for making high grade handicrafts.
In the material, the cost performance of the craft, there is a large space for ivory carving to rise. Together with the scarcity of ivory resources, the rarity of the products, the limitation of the stock, and the non-regeneration of the finished products, all these factors make the ivory collection have the potential of unlimited appreciation.